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New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

New Year's Resolutions for kidsHappy New Year! In all the festivities of January 1st, resolutions are often pushed aside. That’s why we’ve waited for the dust to settle before bringing you these great tips to help your kids make their New Years resolutions for 2015.

  1. Resolutions should be seen as fun and exciting challenges, not chores.
    They are an opportunity to grow. It’s a unique chance to try new things and make new friends.
  2. Stick with realistic and attainable goals.
    We know the dangers of unattainable resolutions all-too-well. How many Januarys have you promised to eat a salad a day, only to pick a hamburger on February 1st? Goal-making is a key skill for any child to learn so it’s important that your kids aren’t easily discouraged by an impossible resolution.
  3. Make the resolutions positive.
    No one wants to start the year off with a downer. Emphasize good habits rather than possibly failings. Everyone has room for improvement, but try to reframe the goal. Instead of “I resolve to fight less with my siblings,” encourage your kids to resolve to take turns, share or listen more.
  4. Help suggest ideas but remember these are New Years Resolutions for kids, so they should have the ultimate say.
    Assigning a New Year’s resolution to your child defeats the purpose of the exercise. Take the back seat, offer assistance and check in on their progress, but let them do this for themselves. It will be much more meaningful to them when they accomplish their goal. If your child needs help getting started, share your resolutions with them!

Use these example resolutions for inspiration, but remember resolutions should be tailored to fit your kid:

  • I resolve to be kind to other kids who look like they need a friend.
  • I resolve to try something new, like a sport or extracurricular activity.
  • I resolve to protect my head by always wearing a helmet, my skin by always wearing sunscreen, and my body by always wearing a seatbelt.
  • I resolve to unplug during the week by limiting my extracurricular screen time to 30 minutes a night.
  • I resolve to read 20 books this year.

As a parent, you can resolve to help your son or daughter with their education this year as well. We will be hosting Open Houses here at Delphi Boston in the upcoming months to prepare for the 2015-2016 school year. Contact us to RSVP today!

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